Canada’s retail sector is growing rapidly and in new ways, prodded especially these days by the arrival of U.S. giants such as Nordstrom and Target.
But while there are MBA programs offering retail management specializations in the United States at Syracuse University in upstate New York and the University of South Carolina, for example, few exist in Canada.
That’s why the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto is launching its first global retail management specialization within its MBA program, starting with the winter term.
The program will cover fast-moving consumer goods and retail productivity and adaptability.
The goal, marketing professor Robert Kozinets says, is to train the country’s next generation of retail executives to take Canadian stores to the next level.
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